The University of Antwerp aims to awaken your interest in science and introduce you to its impact on our lives, a mission which involves all of our scientists. The university organises a whole range of lectures, workshops, debates, demos, publications and so on for a wide audience.

Science Day

Researchers in Antwerp and throughout Flanders invite people of all ages to attend workshops, lectures, demos, experiments and panel discussions, to take guided tours and to participate in hands-on activities. Everyone is welcome to experiment, investigate, try things out and ask questions. Science Day will help you discover science where you least expect it and see how it influences your life on a daily basis.
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Science Central

No auditorium or monologue, academic atmosphere or classical debate, but an informal meeting where people listen, talk and discuss. Scientists talk about their work and passion in a friendly atmosphere. Socially relevant, current or fascinating. For everyone with a healthy thirst for knowledge!
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Every second last tuesday of the month. An evening full of fun, games and creative maths.
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Children's University

With 92 workshops, 10 continuous activities, 100 professors and more than 1000 children, the Children's University 2018 promises to be a fantastic edition. Children from 8 to 14 years can enjoy surprising scientific experiments and fascinating workshops on 18 March 2018.
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Do you have a question? Then you have come to the right place! Here you can ask (almost) any question about science, history, language, politics and much more. Can't find an answer in the archive? Then put your question to a scientist! You will receive a personal answer from a knowledgeable researcher. is a project run by 40 Belgian research institutions, universities and university colleges, including the University of Antwerp.
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Cancer: insights and outlook

This illustrated lecture tackles several aspects of cancer and explains them in a straightforward way. The presentation is designed for anyone who wishes to find out more about cancer, tumours, growth, treatment, outlook and so on. (aged 16+)
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Spectrum – Lectures, encounters, debates

Spectrum runs a range of lectures for people of all ages, with the motto "science, education and culture go hand in hand". The programme features afternoon lectures (given by University of Antwerp and university college lecturers and alumni), as well as 'science encounters' and visits to the university.
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Studium Generale – ‘Science and Society’ lecture cycle

Every autumn, the University of Antwerp organises eight free lectures on current social developments. Each evening starts with a one-hour lecture, which is followed by a Q&A round and a moderated debate among guest speakers and the audience. Participation is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
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Kekulé lecture cycle

The Kekulé cycles includes lectures of a broad, visionary, scientific nature which focus on scientific research, innovation and creativity. The cycle aims to confront participants with our increasingly complex society and with an industrial world which is having to reconcile profitability with social accountability.
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Pint of Science

Get ready for Pint of Science in Antwerp on 14, 15 & 16 may 2018, science engagement around the world.
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